Wood Type Museum Wayzgoose Conference
Field Trip

With a sterling slate of swell speakers, Hamilton's third annual type conference promises to be the best yet. Confirmed speakers include type designer Matthew Carter, Jim Sherraden & Brad Vetter from Hatch Show Print, wood engraver Deborah Mae Broad, Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press, master typecaster Stan Nelson, lettering legend Paul Shaw, Sara Langworthy of the University of Iowa, and the estimable Dave Peat.

Marking the end of summer, Wayzgoose traditionally commemorates an annual gathering of printing staff as they used the last of the season's pulp to paper the windows in preparation for winter. Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum is once again hosting a modern revival in Two Rivers, Wisconsin with demonstrations, workshops and lectures that are guaranteed to cross your eyes and dot your tees.

Read a review of last year's event

Also see TYPEFACE the movie (available at Parkland Library and That's Rentertainment)


Hamilton Wood Type began producing type in 1880 and within 20 years became the largest provider in the United States. Today, volunteers of the Two Rivers Historical Society preserve this legacy and host educational demonstrations, field trips, workshops and offer opportunities with this vast wood type collection. The museum also illustrates antique printing technologies including the production of hot metal type, hand-operated printing presses, tools of the craft and rare type specimen catalogs.

Dates: November 4, 5, 6, 2011

Location: Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum (Two Rivers, Wisconsin)

Cost: $375 per person (all inclusive). A $150 deposit is due by September 2 to reserve your seat. The balance is due on October 1. Please write checks to "Parkland College."

Student Discount: $225 for current graphic design majors at Parkland College (to register, contact Paul Young

CUDO Discount: $345 for current CUDO members (to register, call Community Education at 217-353-2055 or communityed@parkland.edu). Credit cards accepted.

Includes: All food, lodging (double occupancy), conference fee, transportation via Parkland mini-bus.

Reservations are required: Seating is limited.

Bring: Camera, laptop (wireless Internet available), swim suit (indoor pool available), extra cash in case shopping opportunities arise.